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Gavin Thomas

Back Row

Born22/10/1977 (39)
Place of BirthLeamington Spa
Height185cm / 6' 1"
Weight109kg / 17st 2lbs
Clubs Bath Rugby, Bridgend Ravens, Llanelli
Education Ogmore Comprehensive School
Honours Wales, Wales A, Wales U18, Wales U21
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International back row Gavin Thomas joined the Dragons on a two-year deal in 2009.

A dynamic back row player with 22 Welsh caps, Gavin brings a wealth of experience to Rodney Parade and has already shown his worth to the region through his performances this season.

Before making the step up to the full national team, Gavin played for Wales' Under 18 and Under 21 sides. He made his senior international debut for Wales on 10 June 2001 against Japan.

Having joined the Dragons from the Scarlets in the summer of 2009 it was ironically back at Parc y Scarlets where Gavin picked up his 50th Heineken Cup appearance, the Dragons having to re-locate for their round 4 match against Biarritz due to a frozen pitch.

Gavin left the Dragons at the end of the 2011/2012 season and later announced his retirement from rugby due to knee problems.

Dragons coach Darren Edwards paid tribute to the flanker on his retirement.

"He was a fantastic all-round player who was great in the contact area and his playmaking skills were second to none." said Edwards. "Gavin came to the region on the back of a serious injury and ended up having three terrific seasons here. That is testament to him as a competitor and a person.

"Gavin would always say to me, 'Don't look at the age on my passport, look at what I do on the pitch'. He was a fantastic player and servant for the Dragons. He was a man of few words in the changing room but he demonstrated to his teammates through his actions. He was a great influence and delivered what he said, and delivered consistently."


Playing Record

Season P W D L T C P Dg Pts

2009/2010 23 10 1 12 0 0 0 0 0

Matches Played In 2009/2010

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
06/09/2009 Ulster FL 0 0 0 0 0
12/09/2009 Leinster FL 0 0 0 0 0
18/09/2009 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0
09/10/2009 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
16/10/2009 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0
23/10/2009 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0
01/11/2009 Edinburgh Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
14/11/2009 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0
06/12/2009 Leinster FL 0 0 0 0 0
13/12/2009 Biarritz Olympique PB FL 0 0 0 0 0
19/12/2009 Biarritz Olympique PB FL 0 0 0 0 0
27/12/2009 Cardiff Blues FL 0 0 0 0 0
31/12/2009 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0
24/01/2010 Gloucester Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
29/01/2010 Ospreys FL 0 0 0 0 0
07/02/2010 Saracens FL 0 0 0 0 0
19/02/2010 Ulster FL 0 0 0 0 0
06/03/2010 Munster FL 0 0 0 0 0
17/03/2010 Connacht FL 0 0 0 0 0
27/03/2010 Ospreys FL 0 0 0 0 0
04/04/2010 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0
18/04/2010 Edinburgh Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
23/04/2010 Cardiff Blues FL 0 0 0 0 0
2010/2011 20 9 0 11 1 0 0 0 5

Matches Played In 2010/2011

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
04/09/2010 Connacht Rep 0 0 0 0 0
12/09/2010 Glasgow Warriors N8 0 0 0 0 0
18/09/2010 Cardiff Blues N8 0 0 0 0 0
24/09/2010 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0
16/10/2010 Stade Toulousain FL 0 0 0 0 0
23/10/2010 Aironi Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
30/10/2010 Ospreys FL 0 0 0 0 0
19/11/2010 Leinster FL 0 0 0 0 0
26/11/2010 Munster FL 1 0 0 0 5
12/12/2010 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0
19/12/2010 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0
01/01/2011 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0
06/01/2011 Connacht FL 0 0 0 0 0
15/01/2011 Stade Toulousain FL 0 0 0 0 0
23/01/2011 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0
28/01/2011 Sale Sharks Rep 0 0 0 0 0
03/04/2011 Benetton Rugby Treviso Rep 0 0 0 0 0
15/04/2011 Ospreys FL 0 0 0 0 0
29/04/2011 Cardiff Blues FL 0 0 0 0 0
06/05/2011 Ulster FL 0 0 0 0 0
2011/2012 18 6 1 11 0 0 0 0 0

Matches Played In 2011/2012

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
03/09/2011 Munster FL 0 0 0 0 0
09/09/2011 Leinster FL 0 0 0 0 0
17/09/2011 Aironi Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
23/09/2011 Connacht FL 0 0 0 0 0
30/09/2011 Ulster FL 0 0 0 0 0
07/10/2011 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0
29/10/2011 Benetton Rugby Treviso FL 0 0 0 0 0
12/11/2011 RC I Cavalieri Prato FL 0 0 0 0 0
17/11/2011 USA Perpignan FL 0 0 0 0 0
25/11/2011 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0
04/12/2011 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0
11/12/2011 Exeter Chiefs FL 0 0 0 0 0
18/12/2011 Exeter Chiefs FL 0 0 0 0 0
23/12/2011 Cardiff Blues FL 0 0 0 0 0
30/12/2011 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0
10/02/2012 Ulster N8 0 0 0 0 0
18/02/2012 Edinburgh Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
26/02/2012 Aironi Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
 
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